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Lab tests in health risk assessments help spot diabetes, high cholesterol and kidney disease (podcast)

Posted Feb 15 2012 12:21pm

Employer-sponsored health risk assessments that include laboratory tests appear to do a remarkably good job of identifying diabetes, high cholesterol and chronic kidney disease even within an insured, well-educated population. The study ( Value of Laboratory Tests in Employer-Sponsored Health Risk Assessments for Newly Identifying Health Conditions: Analysis of 52,270 Participants ), published in PLoS ONE, was conducted by Quest Diagnostics medical director Harvey W. Kaufman, MD and colleagues.

In this podcast interview, Dr. Kaufman sheds light on the findings and implications.

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